Joe Alwyn is an English actor. In 2019, Alwyn played a slave owner named Gideon Brodess in Harriet, a biographical drama about American abolitionist Harriet Tubman. Joe dated famous singer Taylor Swift for 6 years.
Joe Alwyn Personal Life
Joe Alwyn was born on 21 February 1991 in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England to Richard Alwyn, a documentary filmmaker, and Elizabeth Alwyn, a psychotherapist. He is the great-grandson of composer William Alwyn. Joe has two siblings named Patrick Alwyn and Thomas Alwyn.
took guitar lessons around age 13 and was part of a school band called Anger Management. He later played football and rugby at school. Although Alwyn was an “introverted” child, he secretly wanted to be an actor and became a member of the National Youth Theater in his late teens. After graduating, he starred in two student plays at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Joe Alwyn Career
Alwyn was cast in the lead role of Taiwanese director Ang Lee’s 2016 war drama film, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, which is a film adaptation based on the 2012 novel of the same name by American writer Ben Fountain. Lee stated he selected Alwyn because of his “ability to communicate the book’s paradox of war with just his facial expressions”. In the film’s reviews, critics praised Alwyn’s performance for its naturalism. Journalists went on to describe the film as his “breakout”. He then played a supporting role in the 2017 mystery drama film, The Sense of an ending, directed by Indian filmmaker Ritesh Batra.
Alwyn appeared in several 2018 films. He played the British nobleman Samuel Masham, alongside actors Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone, and Nicholas Hoult, in the period black comedy film, The Favourite, directed by Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos. The film garnered 10 nominations at the 91st Academy Awards. He portrayed Klaus Eichmann, son of German Nazi official Adolf Eichmann, in Chris Weitz’s historical drama Operation Finale, featuring Oscar Isaac and Ben Kingsley in the lead roles, and a minor role in Joel Edgerton’s Boy Erased—a biographical drama film based on a 2016 memoir by American LGBT activist Garrard Conley. Alwyn then appeared as English statesman Robert Dudley, the favorite of Queen Elizabeth I, in the historical drama Mary Queen of Scots, alongside Saoirse Ronan as Queen Mary and Margot Robbie as Elizabeth. Acknowledging his talent, Alwyn was awarded the Trophée Chopard alongside Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
In 2019, Alwyn played a slave owner named Gideon Brodess in Harriet, a biographical drama about American abolitionist Harriet Tubman, starring Cynthia Erivo and Janelle Monáe. He appeared as Bob Cratchit in the dark fantasy television miniseries A Christmas Carol, based on the 1843 novella of the same name by English writer Charles Dickens. In 2021, he had a minor role in the drama film The Souvenir Part II and played a 1960s industrialist in the film adaptation of English novelist Jojo Moyes’ 2008 romantic novel, The Last Letter from Your Lover, alongside Felicity Jones, Callum Turner, and Shailene Woodley.
Leading opposite Jemima Kirke and Sasha Lane, Alwyn appeared in the 2022 drama series Conversations with Friends—a Hulu adaptation of the 2017 novel of the same name by Irish author Sally Rooney. He also appeared in two 2022 films: paired with Margaret Qualley in the romantic thriller film Stars at Noon, directed by French filmmaker Claire Denis, and as the uncle of the titular character (played by Bella Ramsey) in Lena Dunham’s medieval comedy film, Catherine Called Birdy, based on the 1994 children’s novel of the same name by American writer Karen Cushman; both the films were met with generally positive reviews, with the former premiering at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival and winning the Grand Prix.
Alwyn has been cast alongside Riz Ahmed in Aneil Karia’s upcoming “modern” adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, as well as in And, an upcoming anthology film directed by Greek filmmaker Yorogos Lanthimos, also starring Stone, Qualley, and Willem Dafoe.
Alwyn explored his musical choices with American singer-songwriter and ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift. He explained that he had no plans to work with Swift, but “it was because he played the piano and sang badly”, and then “Swift heard him and said, “Let’s see what happens when we end up together.” He co-produced the songs “Exile”, “Betty”, “My Tears Ricochet”, “August”, “This Is Me Trying” and “Illicit Affairs” on Swift’s eight-track studio album Folklore (2020); he also wrote: “Exile” and “Betty” under the pseudonym William Bowery.
“Exile” reached the top ten in several countries, including number six on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number eight on the UK Singles Chart. At the 2021 ceremony at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, it was nominated for “Exile” and won the Grammy for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, while Folklore won Album of the Year, giving Alwyn his first Grammy.
He also wrote “Champagne Problems”, “Coney Island” and the title track to Swift’s second 2020 album Evermore. In April 2022, Alwyn revealed to the Wall Street Journal that the name “William Bowery” was derived from the first name of his great-grandfather, William Alwyn, who was a composer, and the surname in honor of the Bowery district of New York., where he spent “a lot of time” after arriving in the United States. He worked with Swift on her tenth studio album Midnights (2022), writing the penultimate track “Sweet Nothing” as Bowery.
Joe Alwyn Education
Joe completed his schooling at the City of London School. In 2012, he completed his graduation in the field of Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Drama at the University of Bristol. After his graduation, he applied to four drama schools but was rejected by all but one – the Royal School of Speech and Drama, where he completed a BA, in acting.
Joe Alwyn Relationship
Joe began dating famous singer Taylor Swift. The duo dated secretly for a very long time before the dating news broke in 2017. They were in a very serious relationship but their bond did not last and they decided to part ways in April 2023, after dating for nearly 6 years.
Joe Alwyn Net Worth
Joe has a net worth of $4 million. He earns via being an actor. Over his social media platforms, he has a wide audience who enjoy his movies and content which he uploads on his social media handles.
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Joe Alwyn Physicals Stats
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 178 cm|
in meters- 1.78 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 10″
|Weight (approx.)||in Kilograms- 72 kg|
in Pounds- 158 lbs
|Eye Colour||Hazel Blue|
Joe Alwyn Wiki/Bio
|Date of Birth||21 February 1991|
|Birthplace||Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England|
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